Siemens Healthineers at AACC 2018

70th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

Siemens Healthineers at AACC 2018
 
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While at AACC, explore our comprehensive educational offerings to hear real experts discuss real outcomes and learn about the innovations and best practices that are transforming care delivery. Take part in four in-depth industry workshops with topics ranging from easy implementation of high-sensitivity troponin assays to the administration of a point-of-care testing program in a large hospital setting. In booth #2812, you can catch seven brief but informative diagnostic presentations, including real-lab, multi-center studies centered around the performance of the Atellica® Solution.



Industry Workshops

Point of Care: A Retrospective of the Third-largest Publicly Owned Hospital System in the U.S.—Huntsville Hospital

10:15 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Tuesday, July 31
Exhibit Hall Theater 1

Speaker:
Kristie M. Campbell, MT(ASCP), Huntsville Hospital, Huntsville, AL, USA

Workshop description:
Overview of the Point of Care (POC) program at Huntsville Hospital, including achievements, scope, and relevant metrics important to POC coordinators throughout the U.S. Discussion will also include details around the recently initiated Sepsis program at Huntsville Hospital.


High-sensitivity Troponin Implementation Begins with the Partnership between the Lab and Clinicians

12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31
Exhibit Hall Theater 1

Speakers:

  • Alan H.B. Wu, Chief, Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Laboratories, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA
  • Peter Alvin Kavsak, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
  • Alan S. Jaffe, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, MN

Workshop description:
The successful implementation of high-sensitivity troponin assays depends on the partnership of the laboratory and clinicians. During evaluation and implementation of new high-sensitivity troponin assays, it is important for laboratories and clinicians to communicate about balancing analytical performance and clinical expectations.


Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby: Optimal Pregnancy Outcomes through Proper Infectious-disease Testing

2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 31
Exhibit Hall Theater 1

Speaker:
Judith Monroe, MD, President and CEO of the CDC Foundation

Workshop description:
Understanding the risks associated with infectious diseases during pregnancy and how to address them through proper diagnostic testing can ensure that pregnancy outcomes will lead to healthy mothers and healthy babies. This workshop focuses on the Zika virus, hepatitis B and C, and HIV infections.


New Clinical Laboratory Practice Recommendations for the Use of Cardiac Troponin in Acute Coronary Syndrome

7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Wednesday, August 1
Marriott Marquis
Grand Horizon Ballroom (A-G)
Level 4

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Speakers:

  • Fred S. Apple, PhD, Medical Director of Clinical Laboratories, Hennepin County Medical Center; Professor Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Amy K. Saenger, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota Health
  • Torbjern Omland, MD, Professor of Medicine, University of Oslo, Division of Medicine, Akershus University Hospital
  • Richard Body, PhD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Manchester

Workshop description:

  • Joint industry-sponsored workshop developed in partnership with AACC on behalf of Siemens Healthineers, Abbott, Beckman Coulter, ET Healthcare, Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, and Roche Diagnostics. Understand the newly published expert recommendations for the use of cardiac troponin in acute coronary syndromes including impact to emergency medicine, cardiology and laboratory medicine.
  • Appreciate the analytical characteristics unique to high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays, including how they differ from contemporary assays and guidance on how to educate clinicians when implementing high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays in clinical practice.
  • Explore “hot topics” in the field of cardiac medicine with an interactive expert panel discussion and audience engagement.

In-booth Presentations

Join us in booth #2812 to hear from our experts as they discuss a range of exciting clinical, scientific, and laboratory topics showcasing real outcomes and thought leadership. Presentations are 5–10 minutes in length and will take place between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the expo.


Atellica Solution Studies: Doing More with Less -Transforming Lab Operations to Improve Patient Care

Experts:

  • Donna Woodall, Sr. Director, Global Marketing, Next Generation Portfolio, Siemens Healthineers
  • Daria Snack, Director, Global Marketing Next Generation Products, Siemens Healthineers
  • Jeff Appleyard, Head of Healthcare Lab Consulting, Siemens Healthineers

Description: Learn how the Atellica Solution addressed operational challenges in two labs.

Tuesday, July 31

10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1

10:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 2
10:00 a.m.


Atellica Solution Studies: Innovations for Immunoassay Testing

Expert: Neil Parker, Sr. Manager, Research and Development, Siemens Healthineers

Description:
Is your lab struggling to keep up with testing consolidation and rapid growth? Learn how to increase throughput without sacrificing analytical performance. See how the Atellica® Solution delivers the assay performance and throughput that your lab requires, helping you to focus on driving better outcomes.

Tuesday, July 31
10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1
10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 2
10:30 a.m. 


Blood Gas Solutions with the Right Test in the Right Place at the Right Time

Experts:

  • Jason Weshler, Director, Point of Care Marketing, Siemens Healthineers
  • Martin Berner, Sr. Director, Point of Care Product Marketing, Siemens Healthineers

Description:
Siemens Healthineers blood gas solutions transform care delivery and improve the patient experience with testing solutions that go to the patients with results in less than a minute. Enhance clinical decision making with comprehensive test menus and immediate access to results for all members of the clinical team. Come learn how you can customize without compromise. 

Tuesday, July 31
11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1
11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 2
11:30 a.m. 


Are False Oxycodone Screening Results Putting Your Lab at Risk?

Expert: Jackie Parker, Sr. Product Manager, Chemistry/Specialty Assays, Siemens Healthineers

Tuesday, July 31
12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1
12:00 p.m.
 
Description:

False results – either false positives or false negatives – have an impact on your laboratory’s efficiency and workflow. Plus, the result can impose a life-altering risk to the patient. Learn how the EMIT® II Plus Oxycodone Assay has improved accuracy to give you confidence in your results. 


Syndromic Testing: New Molecular Solutions from Fast Track Diagnostics

Expert:
Priscilla Petit, Head of Technical Support, Fast Track Diagnostics, a Siemens Healthineers Company

Tuesday, July 31
1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1

1:00 p.m.

Description:
After demonstrating the clinical utility of a syndromic approach, Fast Track Diagnostics, A Siemens Healthineers Company, will introduce new molecular diagnostic solutions to improve laboratory efficiency. 


Digitalizing Healthcare to Achieve Outcomes That Matter

Expert: Jamie Gramz, Head of Automation and Diagnostics IT, Global Marketing, Siemens Healthineers

Tuesday, July 31
1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1

1:30 p.m.

Description:

Hear how your peers have operationalized autoverification, optimized QC performance, and satisfied compliance requirements through healthcare digitalization. The next step in transforming your lab operations may be as simple as leveraging the capabilities of your IT investment.


Bridging Gaps to Achieve Comprehensive Diabetes Care

Experts:

  • Alba Ullah, Point of Care Marketing Manager, Siemens Healthineers
  • Michelle He, Sr. Director, Point of Care Global Marketing, Siemens Healthineers

Tuesday, July 31
2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 1
2:00 p.m.

Description:

Point-of-care solutions for chronic disease management have been shown to improve patient compliance, lower the risk of long-term complications from chronic disease, and ultimately improve outcomes. Join us to hear how to satisfy diabetes-care quality measures in a single patient visit with solutions from Siemens Healthineers and our new partner Welch-Allyn®.


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